OPA’s 2016 National Juried Exhibition

Meet the Gold Medal Winners from the 25th National Juried Exhibition Derek Penix is OPA's 2016 Salon Show Gold Award Winner for Associate/Signature Division. Derek Penix was born on December 29, 1980 in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Penix grew up ... Read More...

OPA 2015 Western Exhibition Winner Spotlight

Johne P. Richardson Johne P. Richardson was awarded the Gold Medal, a $4,000 cash award funded by OPA, for “Pushing Strays.” Johne is a native of Kansas, with a love of the prairie, and other wide-open spaces. He has painted for more than ... Read More...

Summer 2015 Online Showcase Award Winners

Marci Oleszkiewicz Marci Oleszkiewicz was awarded the Gold Medal, a $3,000 cash award fundedDorothy Driehaus Mellin and the Richard H. Driehaus Foundation, for “Finding Her Name.” Marci Oleszkiewicz, grew up in the city of Chicago in a ... Read More...

Virtuosos of the OPA Exhibition at New York’s Salmagundi Club

David A Leffel OPAM Bio David A Leffel OPAM was awarded the Gold Medal, a $3,800 cash award funded by Fine Art Connoisseur Magazine, for “The Great Guardian.” David A Leffel is a modern master recognized by his peers as a painters’ ... Read More...

2015 Spring Online Showcase Winners Spotlight

We're proud to highlight the winners of the OPA Spring 2015 Online Showcase. Enjoy some brief biographies below, detailing their painting history and journey to becoming award winning artists. Deborah Tilby First Place Award for the ... Read More...

City By The Sea Plein Air Paintout at the 24th National Exhibition

Congratulations 2015 City By The Sea Plein Air Paint Out Award Winners! Thanks to our City By The Sea Plein Air Paint Out judge, OPA Signature member Mark Hanson OPA. Click here to see upcoming shows! First Place John ... Read More...

2014 Summer Online Showcase Winners Spotlight

We're proud to highlight the winners of the OPA Summer 2014 Online Showcase. Enjoy some brief biographies below, detailing their painting history and journey to becoming award winning artists. Anna Rose Bain First Place Award for the ... Read More...

2014 Summer Online Showcase Winners

The OPA Summer 2014 Online Showcase was held from June 1 - August 15, 2014, open to Associate members only and awarding $5,000 in cash awards. The Online Showcase runs three times each year and is completely digital competition held at ... Read More...

2014 National Juried Exhibition Photos

Below are photos from Oil Painters of America’s Twenty-third Annual National Exhibition, which was held at The Bennington Center for the Arts in Bennington, Vermont. To see all photos taken at the 2014 National Exhibition, click here. ... Read More...